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Obama’s questionable background exposed by investigators

by Jim Kouri on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

This is article 76 of 81 in the topic Presidential Eligiblity

On Tuesday, arguably one of the nation’s most famous — or infamous, depending on one’s political philosophy — law enforcement officials, Maricopa County, Arizona, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, along with Cold Case Posse Lead Investigator Mike Zullo, held a press conference regarding newly gathered information in his probe of President Barack Obama’s long form birth certificate.

Young Barack with his Kenyan half-brother Samson Obama who was apprehended in London chasing a 13-year-old girl.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office holds recruiting meetings for Arpaio’s unique volunteer Posse program once a month. These volunteer, non-compensated positions are made up of people from all walks of life that want to do law enforcement work as a way to give back to the community. The Cold Case Posse is one of several MCSO posses.

While Obama and his supporters — especially those in the news industry — claim he was born in Hawaii to a woman who was an American citizen, there are some who allege that he was born outside the United States, possibly Kenya or Indonesia. Those who are suspicious include multi-billionaire Donald Trump.

“The problem with this case is that anyone who dares to question Obama’s birth records or requests to examine his college and law school records are instantly ridiculed and denigrated — and sometimes they’re even ridiculed by conservatives,” said former police officer Iris Aquino.

“To question Obama appears to be the kiss-of-death for a career in journalism,” she noted.

During the Arpaio news conference, Investigator Zullo stated that information he developed confirms that the document presented to the American public by the White House “in April 2011 is undoubtedly fraudulent.”

According to Sheriff Arpaio and Inv. Zullo, “information developed during this stage of the investigation which underscores the fraudulent nature” of the long-form birth certificate (LFBC) was based partially upon an interview with the official whose signature actually appears on the LFBC.

During this phase of the MCSO investigation of Obama’s certificate, the investigators conducted a close examination of Hawaii’s laws pertaining to registered births and discovered that:

Those laws essentially provide easy access to a Hawaii birth certificate, even if neither parent is a U.S. citizen. A birth certificate is a legal document which provides “proof” that an individual was born in the United States. It automatically grants a person U.S. citizenship. The investigation shows the way in which Hawaii officials currently distribute birth certificates may pose a serious flaw to our national security.

Prior to Arpaio’s investigation of Obama’s birth records, Attorney General Eric Holder had been investigating the MCSO, especially it’s sheriff. The sticking point for the Obama administration is Arpaio’s success at apprehending illegal aliens and cooperating with federal law enforcement officials.

Sheriff Arpaio’s investigation into the President’s birth certificate authenticity question began in October, 2011, after 250 concerned Maricopa County citizens approached the former federal law enforcement agent saying they had reason to believe that the electronic document presented in an April, 2011, news conference from the White House to the American public, as well as the citizens of Maricopa County, was a forgery.

Arpaio promised the 250 complainants that he’d look into the matter.

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New Obama press secretary has solid conservative-smearing credentials

by Michelle Malkin on Saturday, January 29th, 2011

This is article 1 of 23 in the topic White House Advisors/Czars

Former Time magazine leftist-turned-VP Joe Biden flack Jay Carney has a new job.

Or a new title, anyway.

He’s replacing Robert Gibbs as White House press secretary.

President Obama has chosen former journalist Jay Carney to replace press secretary Robert Gibbs, a longtime loyalist, when he leaves the post in mid-February, according to a senior administration official.

The White House will also name two new deputy chiefs of staff: Nancy-Ann DeParle, director of the Office of Health Reform, and Alyssa Mastromonaco, White House director of scheduling and advance.

Carney, now the communications director for Vice President Biden, came to the White House in 2009 after a long career in journalism that included serving as Washington bureau chief of Time magazine.

Carney’s conservative-bashing credentials are solid.

Those on the right will remember Carney’s shameless attempt to blame Rush Limbaugh and conservative bloggers for spreading an ugly, empty rumor about Michelle Obama that was disseminated by Hillary Clinton supporter Larry Johnson.

Blame Righty skillz to pay the billz? Check!

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More Jay Carney moments from Newsbusters here.

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November 22, 1963: Changing History with a Bullet

by Alan Caruba on Friday, November 19th, 2010

This is article 14 of 138 in the topic History

On November 22, 1963 I was in the office of a human rights organization in downtown Miami, Florida, fresh from service in the U.S. Army.

I was happy that President Kennedy and Soviet Premier Nikita Krushchev had not gone to war in October 1962 over Soviet missiles in Cuba. My battalion, part of the Second Infantry Division, had been put on alert to invade. A U.S. naval blockade had stopped any new missiles from being delivered and those that had been were withdrawn.

The Cold War had been going on since 1945 and tensions between the U.S. and Russia had briefly and dangerously reached a tipping point. Fortunately, the leaders of both nations pulled back. Elsewhere a relatively small, backwater conflict was going on in Vietnam, but few were paying it any attention.

John F. Kennedy was incredibly popular. He said that the torch of freedom had passed to a new generation and, at age 26, I was convinced his generation and mine were going to solve all of the world’s problems. I was unaware that JFK had so failed to impress Krushchev when they had met in Vienna in 1961 that the Soviet leader had felt emboldened to put missiles in Castro’s Cuba.

On November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, Lee Oswald, a leftist malcontent who had spent some time in Russia, shot and killed the President. Within days I had packed and returned home where I would take up a career in journalism.

Anyone who was alive on that day can probably tell you where they were when they got the news. For later generations, it is just a date in the history books.

After Lyndon Baines Johnson was sworn into office to serve out JFK’s term and won election on his own, history took a turn for the worse when he escalated the Vietnam War. Some 58,000 young men died in that conflict and President Johnson, after a huge election victory in 1964, announced on March 21, 1968 that he would not run for a second full term. He had served from 1963 to 1969.

Johnson had unleashed a tidal wave of liberal programs such as “the Great Society” and “the war on poverty”, signed the Civil Rights Act into law, initiated Public Broadcasting, instituted Medicare and Medicaid, and increased aid to education.

The nation turned away from liberalism and elected Richard M. Nixon who would serve from 1969 until forced to resign from the presidency in 1974 as the result of the Watergate scandal. The nation swung back toward liberalism and elected a little known governor from Georgia, Jimmy Carter. He lasted one term and the nation swung back toward conservatism and elected Ronald Reagan. Twelve years later, after Bush 41, it would swing back again and elect Bill Clinton.

For nearly fifty years, America has been seesawing back and forth between conservatism and liberalism without seeming to learn the lessons of the experience.

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